Wednesday, 26 October 2011

AN INORDINATE FONDNESS OF BEETLES

Inspired by the fantastic collection of beetles in the Oxford Natural History Museum
I have been filling up the pages of my sketch book

with these incredible creatures. These drawings have been a starting point


for more enamel experiments. The beetles give me an excuse to start using some bright colours.











9 comments:

Andrew Stone said...

The quote in it's fullness is So apt.
I can't remember if it was Darwin or one of his contemporary biology friends?....

Beetles would be fantastic in one of your enamel works.

(I JUST finished a beetle/grub woodblock print after a trip to our local natural history museum).

Patricia G said...

Wonderful subject. They really suit your medium and sense of colour. I do love your sketchbook pages.

Caroline said...

Beetles have some amazing colours don't they? I do love the way you've placed them on backgrounds in your pages. Obviously another sketchbook that would be a joy to leaf through!

Printed Material said...

Sketchbook envy raises its ugly head again! You know how much I love those pages I suspect. Just wait till you get up close to those wonderful beetle collections.Can't wait to see what you'll then translate into enamel. Thanks for yesterday!

Sharon McSwiney said...

Fabulous & inspiring as always! Happy Birthday too xxx

Carrie said...

I love the colouring of beetles, all those lovely petrol blues and greens and deep purples. I don't like finding them in my house though!

themessynest said...

Sue, these sketches are delicious!loving the way you layer different materials, gives your work a real sense of time and memory. Bex x

Anna said...

Beautiful drawings making wonderful sketch book pages for us to admire.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love your beetles....they are beautiful creatures in their own way aren´t they and your interpretationn is marvelous!!